Taking the new D7000 (post coming) out for a test drive, Val and I stopped by Phipps Conservatory. During this last long haul of winter, nothing feels better than getting to take your coat off and wander around “outside”. I regret not taking advantage of my free admission during my CMU years more often. It would have been very easy to bring my text books and study there instead of a frigid, barren dorm room.

We were lucky enough to catch the Orchid and Bonsai show. I never realized how much I enjoyed Orchids, and despite being a bit challenging to grow, I’m now convinced that once I get my own place, a small indoor botanical display is going to be in order.

Here are some of the best D7000 shots I captured.